Wednesday, December 24, 2008

12 Days of Pictures for 2008- Day 12

On the twelfth day of pictures my camera gave to me...

Day 12: As we wrap up the 12 days of pictures I want to share an image from one of my all time favorite weddings this summer- Heather & Bill's Wedding. I'm sure most people have seen pictures with the bride being picked up by the groomsmen but it's not too often you have a group of bridesmaids willing to pick up the groom. These ladies were a tough bunch- willing to walk through high grasses with stickers and climb on rocks (in fact requesting so) for pictures and willing to pose for this photo. Hope everyone enjoyed the 12 days of pictures! Check back for the latest happenings with Volkel Image soon! Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

12 Days of Pictures for 2008- Day 11

On the eleventh day of pictures my camera gave to me...

Day 11: Anyone who has lived in Colorado long enough or visited any length of time knows how crazy our weather can be. As they say if you don't like the weather just wait 5 minutes. Well Jamie & Adam's Wedding was a perfect example of crazy Colorado weather. It was horribly hot one moment and then came the rain before we could barely run to shelter. This has to be one of my favorite rain photos. You can see just how much it was coming down... don't worry by the start of the reception the skies were clear and it was a beautiful day.

Monday, December 22, 2008

12 Days of Pictures for 2008- Day 10

On the tenth day of pictures my camera gave to me...

Day 10: Yesterday I posted a couple of photos from our final wedding of the season so today we are going all the way back to March from my first wedding of the year with Linsey & Fred's Wedding. I just love the look of a classic black and white photo!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

12 Days of Pictures for 2008- Day 9

On the ninth day of pictures my camera gave to me...

Day 9: Our final wedding of the season was with Jen & Ben. Their reception was at Arrowhead Golf Course and as it neared sunset we took a few pics with the light coming through the trees with Jen. The picture was beautiful until a spider got a little fresh with Ben's new wife but he quickly took care of it for her... ugh I hate spiders!

Saturday, December 20, 2008

12 Days of Pictures for 2008- Day 8

On the eighth day of pictures my camera gave to me...

Day 8: This little guy was getting his groove on during the reception at Angel & Collin's Wedding. Pretty good break dancing moves huh?

Friday, December 19, 2008

MTV's True Life: I'm a Newlywed Wants YOU!

I was contacted the other day by MTV's show True Life: I'm a Newlywed. No really this is not a joke... I really was. Crazy! Anyway they are casting for a new episode and are looking for couples between the ages of 18-28 who have an interesting story to tell. You must either be newly married or soon to be married. If you at all interested in sharing your story on reality TV please contact me and I can give you more information on how to apply and what they are looking for.

12 Days of Pictures for 2008- Day 7

On the seventh day of pictures my camera gave to me...

Day 7: The lights from videographers can sometimes make a photographers job a little difficult but whenever possible I try to use it to my advantage instead and this is the result. This was taken at Ha & John's Wedding during their first dance.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

12 Days of Pictures for 2008- Day 6

On the sixth day of pictures my camera gave to me...

Day 6: I cannot explain this picture so please don't ask. All I know is that I was cracking up while trying to take the photo at Ladonna & Ryan's Wedding. These guys are hilarious!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

12 Days of Pictures for 2008- Day 5

On the fifth day of pictures my camera gave to me...

Day 5: This summer I had an awesome opportunity to attend a workshop that gave me the freedom to just shoot away all day and all night. Here is one of the images that I haven't shared yet from our night shoot with Shoot with Beckstead.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

12 Days of Pictures for 2008- Day 4

On the forth day of pictures my camera gave to me...

Day 4: Here is a photo from Lindsey and Nate's Wedding this June. I love the mood of this image with the two of them.

Monday, December 15, 2008

12 Days of Pictures for 2008- Day 3

On the third day of pictures my camera gave to me...

Day 3: I absolutely love this picture from Blythe and Justin's Wedding in September. The light was coming in oh so perfect. Civic Center Park is probably one of my favorite places to photograph Downtown. Here are Blythe's bridesmaids giving the camera a little attitude.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

12 Days of Pictures for 2008- Day 2

On the second day of pictures my camera gave to me...

Day 2: Here is an image I took of Melissa up in Breckenridge this last summer. Sometimes it's hard not to laugh when you're trying to be serious.

Here is the picture I was able to catch of her being serious right before she started to laugh.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

12 Days of Pictures for 2008- Day 1

There's the 12 days of Christmas so why not 12 days of Pictures? Here is a collection of some of my photos from the last year that you may or may not have seen on my blog or website. These are some of my favorite images from the year that I wanted to share with everyone. Of course I have so many favorites that I couldn't get them all. Check back every day for more photos. Without further introduction here goes.

Day 1: This is a photo from Renae & Joshua's wedding this June. I just LOVE the light in this image!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Business Portraits at Cherry Creek with Kim

We had a great time a couple of weeks ago taking some business portraits for Kim's therapy practice. Kim is Erin's mother (we photographed Erin and Jared's engagement photos a little while back and are looking forward to their wedding next month). I just don't see the resemblance between the two, do you? Okay so they do look quite a bit alike and they are both such nice people too! Despite the cold wind that day it was pretty nice for mid November in Colorado. Here are just a few of my favorite images from the day.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Engagements in Evergreen with Brandy & Bill

Hope everybody had a great Thanksgiving! I can think of so many things to be thankful for this year even through hard times. One of those things includes having a job that I love and getting the chance to work with so many great people including a couple I photographed last weekend, Brandy & Bill. It's so much fun to get to know really cool people and seeing how much they love each other. Last weekend we headed up to Evergreen lake to take some engagement pics with these two and their dog Cheyenne. The weather was perfect for this time of year and I had such a difficult time narrowing down a few shots to share. My favorite time to photograph is near sunset because of the way the light comes in and just makes the pictures look awesome! Here are just a few I will share for now, enjoy!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Biggest Pile of Leaves.... EVER

Last weekend I decided it was finally time to pile up all the leaves that had fallen over the last month or so and get them out of the yard before the next snow. I had been postponing doing this for some time since I knew it was going to take a little while to accomplish but contemplating the possibility of what snow could do to them and not wanting to have to deal with wet molded leaves I figured I better take care of them. So here it is.... the BIGGEST pile of leaves EVER!!!! Okay maybe not ever but it sure is a lot of leaves (7 bags worth actually). This is what happens when I spend every waking minute working and in front of the computer editing photos and I neglect things like this. Oh well... it was fun piling them up though I have to say. What's better is when I invited my next door neighbor's daughter Chloe to jump in the huge pile. She was having such a blast jumping in the leaves. Don't you wish you could be a kid again sometimes just to be able to do this?

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Kanye West Is Mean!

So I don't condone the actions of paparazzi at all, in fact I think they couldn't make it as real photographers seeing how they always seem to get the worst looking pictures possible and make even the best looking people look ugly. However, come on Kanye why the camera????? I cried when I watched this.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Mooney Family Pictures

It's amazing how much things can change in just a few years. Only two years ago we photographed David and Beverly's wedding. They were one of my first weddings I ever photographed, in fact they were one of my first paid jobs as a photographer. I was using film in those days and was just making a start in the photography world. Beverly was a little hesitant to hire me as their photographer, after all it is one of the most important days of your life. However, David told her "trust him, he's a fellow firefighter". I'm so glad they trusted me to photograph their day! It was so much fun and was the start of my career. Now two years later they have little Ethan who is an adorable little man! He was so good the entire time and LOVES having his picture taken. Here's a few from the day.

Friday, October 31, 2008

E-Session with Angela & Robert at Cherry Creek North

Sometimes I catch myself smiling while editing photos and with Angela and Robert's that was just the case. We had a blast with these two! Angela claims she is really shy at heart but you'd never know it. She has one of those infectious laughs that gets everyone else laughing. Her and Robert are so cute together! It was so funny watching him push her along in the shopping cart we found in the parking lot... Angela's reaction is hilarious. I can't wait to photograph their wedding next summer. Here are just a few of the pictures from the day.